Kardiologie up2date 2011; 7(4): 319-335
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1257108
Koronare Herzerkrankung und Atherosklerose
© Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Aktueller Status der katheterinterventionellen Behandlung der koronaren Herzerkrankung

Felix  Vogt, Nikolaus  Marx
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Publication Date:
02 February 2012 (online)


Here, we describe current interventional techniques for the treatment of coronary artery disease focusing on recent drug-eluting stent (DES) developments. The introduction of DES in the beginning of the century revolutionized interventional cardiology by a dramatic improvement of in-stent restenosis (ISR) rates. However, in higher risk coronary lesions, clinical outcome is still severely crisscrossed by elevated ISR and often fatal stent thrombosis. Therefore, anew paradigm shifts are on the horizon with promising novel developments, e. g. biodegradable stents.


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Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. Felix Vogt

Medizinische Klinik I, Kardiologie
Universitätsklinik Aachen

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